A lovely native groundcover for the shade, perfect for a woodland setting. Produces 2-4”, soft green, heart-shaped leaves. In spring curious, cup-shaped, mauve-purple flowers appear under the foliage. Rhizomes, leaves, and stems have ginger-like aroma. Leaves stay in good condition all season, so ideal to pair with spring-flowering plants that go dormant. Excellent companion plant to ferns and columbine. The second picture shown is Wild Ginger displaying some very interesting and attractive fall color.
Full-part shade. Height 6-12”. Spread 1-1.5’. Toxic if eaten. Zones 3-8.
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